Strange bayonets?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by blonde_guy, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. Saw this picture on the MOD website....

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    what do the colour party have attached to their bayonets?
     
  2. They are in the best City in the World.
     
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  3. Strange looking swords, More elf and safety Bollox.
     
  4. It can't be elf and safety though as in the other pic attached to the article all the troops have normal bayonets (ok swords!) fixed!
     
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  5. Anti bayonet theft locks, only issued on entering Liverpool.
     
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  6. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Pretty sure our Colour Party had those ceremonial bayonet tips on the SLR, too.
     
  7. Obviously an Air Portable one that prevents Paras from disemboweling themselves as they land [​IMG]
     
  8. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Ours didnt and the colour party were the only ones with Bayos marching at the shoulder, as we marched at the trail it would have entailed some nifty footwork or a lengthy sick parade for the escort companies!
     
  9. They are designed to stop the bayonets catching and tearing the colours. Our escort to the colours always used them.
     
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  10. Correct!
     
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  11. There was one for the old 1907 sword aswell. They are to stop the material getting ripped when it inevitably brushes past the point.
     
  12. I would like to know when the three on the left last saw an aircraft, and was it a Horsa Glider at Arnham?

    Chap in the middle must be pushing 60!

    Chap on the far right must be pushing 16!
     
  13. What about the guys beret second from the right?

    Go on you know you want to.
     
  14. Mmm, on the basis of that, I'd say those things are some sort of anti-theft device.